Q&A Review: Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce


Written by: Tamora Pierce
Release Date: September 1st 1983
Pages: 391, hardcover
Series: Song of the Lioness #1
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From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I’ll be a knight.

And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.

But the road to knighthood is not an easy one. As Alanna masters the skills necessary for battle, she must also learn to control her heart and to discern her enemies from her allies.

Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, Alanna’s first adventure begins – one that will lead to the fulfillment of her dreams and the magical destiny that will make her a legend in her land.

1) Best Part of this Book?

The ability to see where this book is going to go. This series is going to go really far and I can tell already and I’m so excited to follow Alanna and see where this series gets to go.

2) Favorite character?

Alanna was absolutely wonderful, she’s headstrong and powerful. She’s just got to learn to control herself a little bit and I can already see she’s going to do wonderful things.

3) Worst part of this book?

I understand that it was both Middle Grade, and published before I was born, back when YA and MG weren’t what they are today, but, I wish that there had been just a bit more substinance to the book. It was good, really but it didn’t have a lot of power behind the book.

4) Favorite Quote?

“I said I fell down.”

“Ah. The ground bloodied your nose, split yer lip, and punched ye in th’ eye, all at once.”

5) Was it what’s Expected?

I don’t know? Because I don’t know what I expected going into this book. I had an open mind, an open heart, and open arms. I was excited to see what this book would give me, so I can’t really say what I was expecting one way or the other


I think that if you’re willing to dive into the world of Tamora Pierce, that you’ll really enjoy this one. I do think that it’s something totally worth you trying out.


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